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Does your block need street trees?

Does your block need street trees? The City is taking applications for the Adopt-A-Tree Program throughout July and August.

It costs $50 to get a tree planted – a good deal for the size and type of trees that are installed.

HERE IS THE LETTER that explains the details, HERE IS THE ACTUAL APPLICATION to get a tree planted.

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Brent Cebul
Brent Cebul
2020 years ago

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Alex Gerofsky
Alex Gerofsky
2020 years ago

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Chelsea Harnish
Chelsea Harnish
3 years ago

We took advantage of this program about 5-6 years ago and our tree is doing really well! The arborist comes out to see your site to determine the best type of tree for your tree well. We have power lines directly above our tree well so they chose a species that doesn’t grow too high. We’ve been very happy with the results!

Chelsea Harnish
Chelsea Harnish
2020 years ago

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Tammie Lyle
Tammie Lyle
3 years ago

My block needs these trees cut down never maintain, roots lifting sidewalks up,a good rain or wind limbs falling on cars, houses and people. NONE NEEDED

Roger Wright
Roger Wright
2020 years ago

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urbngrilla
urbngrilla
3 years ago

Thanks so much for posting this! Was just discussing the adopt-a-tree program, and in years past, the timing and deadline were different. Now, we have the correct info and can proceed with wrangling us some trees!

Neighbor
Neighbor
3 years ago

Replacement trees in the round-a-bouts at Chimborazo elementary school and other places would be good since one or more got ran over.

Lesley Johnson
Lesley Johnson
2020 years ago

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Alex Goodmundson
Alex Goodmundson
2020 years ago

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Susan W Burdette
Susan W Burdette
2020 years ago

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Katie Annette Arrowsmith
Katie Annette Arrowsmith
3 years ago

Right, why plant these trees if the city will not maintain them.

Christian Briggs
Christian Briggs
2020 years ago

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Leslie Moore
Leslie Moore
3 years ago

Thank you for this. I was thinking just yesterday that I needed to place a request. We did this when we lived on Nansemond Street, and the tree did very well. We need to replace two dead trees in front of our house on 36th Street that had to be taken down.

Eric Huffstutler
Eric Huffstutler
3 years ago

That is a good price if someone wants to Adopt-A-Tree. If anyone wants some of ours on the 400 block of block N 27th, just send a LARGE crane over and take what you want! I have been trying to get the city to fix our sidewalks due to the roots for 9 years and their idea of the fix would be to remove 19 trees and replant… which is beyond their budget and so, we are stuck with crappy sidewalks and damaged retaining walls.

Michael Grabow
Michael Grabow
2020 years ago

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Katarina Pace
Katarina Pace
2020 years ago

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Joshua Griffin
Joshua Griffin
2020 years ago

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Kathleen
Kathleen
3 years ago

We’ve gotten 2 trees from this program and they’ve done well. I’m applying for another one on our block. I think the price is much better this year? I thought I paid $100 for the one that I got in front of my house a few years ago.

Bill Hartsock
Bill Hartsock
3 years ago

I had three planted on my block on Marshall St. and they are going great. They give you a Gator (a water bag that goes around the base) and you should water for the first year. After that it should be good on it’s own. I had some old trees taken out before the new ones were put in. If you have old trees pushing up sidewalks, call the City and explain that it is a public safety, tripping issue. They have responded fairly quickly in the past, since it is a liability issue.Never say, NONE NEEDED. My house is… Read more »

Bea Cross
Bea Cross
2020 years ago

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Justine Cosman
Justine Cosman
2020 years ago

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Kristin Margaret Polich
Kristin Margaret Polich
3 years ago

I did this as well and my tree is doing great. I’m happy to maintain it and care for it.

Sarah Carr
Sarah Carr
2020 years ago

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Eric Huffstutler
Eric Huffstutler
3 years ago

@9 Bill Hartsock, if you know a trick that I haven’t tried to get the city to fix our sidewalks, then please share. At one point, there were 9 different people being cc: within the city in a correspondence thread and at one point, one person promised to get it done. That never happened as, the assessment to remove the current sidewalks, remove the offending trees, plant new ones, remove the curbing and realign it, and lay the new bed and brick was going to cost around $600,000. That was way over budget for them and so, just left it… Read more »

Ann Balaban
Ann Balaban
2020 years ago

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Phillip Davis
Phillip Davis
2020 years ago

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Julie Oliver
Julie Oliver
2020 years ago

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Cindy Shaffer Carr
Cindy Shaffer Carr
2020 years ago

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Arqam A Ahsan
Arqam A Ahsan
2020 years ago

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Kerry Davis Mossler
Kerry Davis Mossler
2020 years ago

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Ashley Tucker
Ashley Tucker
2020 years ago

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Andrew Michael Krupacs
Andrew Michael Krupacs
2020 years ago

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Iesha Adu-Darko
Iesha Adu-Darko
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Marc Kaplan
Marc Kaplan
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Mackenzie Murphey
Mackenzie Murphey
2020 years ago

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Lee
Lee
3 years ago

So, haven’t read the application, but how do we request a tree well where there isn’t one? Is there a process for that? Or am I just out of luck? (Fortunately, the neighbors already have trees in their yard that shade the house, but the sidewalk would look better with some greenery – well, other than what is already growing through the brick!)

David O'Fathaigh
David O'Fathaigh
2020 years ago

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Lynn Rudock Fibbiani
Lynn Rudock Fibbiani
2020 years ago

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Liz Opalak
Liz Opalak
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Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell
2020 years ago

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Aaron McFarland
Aaron McFarland
3 years ago

Please try the arborists/city again. There are 2 new arborists on staff who may be able to assist you better in that scenario.Also, this city needs more street trees, but just proper selections to avoid the exact issue(s) you are speaking of. As much as grand, old trees are interesting for their history and what they’ve "seen" over the years, they also come with their issues. More trees, more plants, always.

Chelsea Harnish
Chelsea Harnish
3 years ago

It’s not up to the city to maintain. It’s up to the homeowner.

M Aaron Campbell
M Aaron Campbell
3 years ago

Agreed

Aaron McFarland
Aaron McFarland
2020 years ago

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Hannah Mason Morgan
Hannah Mason Morgan
2020 years ago

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Aaron McFarland
Aaron McFarland
3 years ago

Please make these concerns known to your representative as they can then address getting the proper funding for adequate staff and equipment.To give you an idea, the city has the money for 3 arborists (who are able to do some hands on work but are generally visiting sites and marking trees for removal or maintenance) and 2 tree crews (a couple of guys who come in with the equipment to do maintenance and removal). That’s for the whole city. I’d equate that to having 2 people run a whole restaurant at peak hours, expecting them to wait on customers, do… Read more »

Dandelion
Dandelion
3 years ago

So the city will willingly sell trees but won’t cut back, maintain or control the complete over growth at Chimbo Park that disrupted the view?! Irony.

Tammie Lyle
Tammie Lyle
3 years ago

Thanks at least you responded

Katie Annette Arrowsmith
Katie Annette Arrowsmith
3 years ago

Chelsea Harnish I got the impression this article was referring to the trees that line the street- on city property. Maybe this is some other program?

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